Ryan T. Ward

Ward Ryan

Ryan T. Ward works primarily in the software, Internet, medical device, and telecommunications fields. Ryan brings a wide variety of technical knowledge and experience to his due diligence, patent prosecution, right-to-use, and infringement analyses. He has in-depth experience successfully conducting due diligence for transactions involving complex technologies. An electrical engineer by trade, he began his career testing, building, and debugging low-power RF transceivers.

Ryan regularly prosecutes patents associated with high-frequency trading, demand modeling, and other aspects of fintech (financial technology). Similarly, he has written dozens of patent applications that make use of blockchain, machine learning, and augmented analytics for client-specific solutions to real-world problems.

Before law school, he worked full-time as a systems engineer for L-3 Communications, helping to manage hardware and software upgrades, component replacement, and system integration for satellite and line-of-sight communication systems. During this time Ryan spent several months overseas supporting the U.S. military, ensuring mission-critical equipment was working correctly and, when it was not working correctly, making real-time engineering adjustments to ensure mission success.

Ryan is educated in human physiology, which, together with electrical engineering, has allowed him to successfully prosecute many medical device patent applications. Additional areas of his prosecution focus include speech processing and full-duplex communication systems/standards.




  • M.S. Finance Georgetown University 2020
  • J.D. Texas Tech University School of Law 2010
    • Technology editor and Executive Board member, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering Brigham Young University 2004

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Spanish


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